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1) The centre of a flower, where it's a different colour to the rest of the bloom.2) An undeveloped bud, eg, of a potato.
Discover the theory behind crop rotation, with Monty's back-to-basics video advice to giving optimum growing conditions for vegetable groups such as potatoes, legumes (beans, peas etc), brassicas (cabbages, cauliflowers, radishes), root vegebles
Monty Don demonstrates how to grow carrots in a container, with tips on mixing seeds for even distribution.springGrowing vegetables in pots & containersGrowing potatoes in a binGrowing potatoes in a bagGrowing tomatoes in pots and grow bags
Grow early-maturing potatoes in a bag of compostFork compost into beds to prepare soil for plantingChit potatoes by standing them in trays in a warm bright position until they develop small shootsDig out problem weeds and emerging annual weeds
Monty Don demonstrates how to plant out leek plants from plugs to grow smaller, more tender leeks.summerMore video advice on growing vegetablesPlanting out leeks.Growing carrots in a container.Growing early potatoes.Harvesting garlic.
potato varieties if disease has been a problem in recent yearsLift and divide old clumps of rhubarb
to their baseFlowersGrow early-maturing potatoes in a bag of compostFork compost into beds to prepare soil for plantingChit potatoes Fruit & vegSow cucumbers, tomatoes, aubergines and peppersWater compost with a suitable pesticideSow summer bedding plants
Learn how to grow an early crop of beetroot in or out of the greenhouse, in this video project featuring Sarah Raven.late-FebruaryMore on growing vegetablesPlant profile of beetroot variety 'Boltardy'Growing potatoes in a binGrowing parsnips from
Place card collars around the stems of brassicas to prevent an attack of cabbage root flySow pots of herbs such as parsley, coriander and basil Plant out early potatoes, onion sets and shallotsThrow sheets of fleece over fruit trees on frosty nights
Plant herbs in decorative pots, and keep close to the house so you can reach them easilyPull up soil around the developing shoots of early potatoesStart sowing salad crops at regular 3-4 week intervals to ensure a regular supply for picking